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Gay Man Killed in the San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Saved 4 People

Larry David Kaufman

Larry Daniel Kaufman, a gay man who was killed by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik while working at a coffee cart inside the Inland Regional Center for people with disabilities in San Bernardino is credited with saving the lives of 4 people, according to sources close to Ryan Reyes, Kaufman’s surviving partner.

Daniel was in the hallway of the facility as the shooting began. Daniel, more concerned about everyone around him than himself, was screaming “Get out! Go!  Get out now! Hurry!” He began pushing people out of harms way, urging them to the safety of the door before he was shot and killed.

Many of Daniel’s loved ones gathered at Irwindale, California’s Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area on Saturday for memorial service to remember Daniel.

His partner of three years, Reyes, retold Daniel’s favorite stories.  Daniel, he said, lived to make people laugh.  He loved to get that reaction from people.

Ryan Reyes has a special message he wants to send

“I speak for both Daniel and myself when I say that this attack should NOT encourage people to treat Muslims any differently than they would anyone else. This tragedy was committed by a radical group. The twisted actions and beliefs of a few should not be used to view the majority. Muslims are just as loving and caring as anyone else. It made Daniel sick and continues to make me sick, that Americans refuse to drop this way of thinking.”

 

Gay Synagogue In Chicago Was Target Of Yemeni Terrorist Explosive Package

The Wall Street Journal is repoting that one of the explosive laden terrorist packages siezed on route from Yemen last week was addressed to lesbian and gay Jewish Synagogue in Chicago.  The explosives, were packed in two seperate parcels and were addressed to two Chicago-area synagogues, and were pulled off airplanes in England and the United Arab Emirates early Friday morning, touching off a tense search for other devices.

The synagogue’s website had received more than 80 recent visits from computers inside Egypt which raised suspicions but was not reported to the authorities until now. “It was unnerving, [but] we carried on as normal,” Or Chadash’s co-president, Lilli Kornblum, told CNN.

“We do always have security when we have congregational events, however last night Chicago police were in much, much higher visibility. And we were on higher alert for people we don’t know or anyone who might be carrying backpacks, packages, that sort of thing.”

Yemeni police arrested a woman on suspicion of mailing a pair of bombs